People celebrate after the New York Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York June 24, 2011. New York's state legislature gave final approval to same-sex marriages, a key victory for ... more 
People celebrate after the New York Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York June 24, 2011. New York's state legislature gave final approval to same-sex marriages, a key victory for gay rights ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. less 
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